Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 8th Oct 2013 21:46 UTC
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Until now, Google hasn't talked about malware on Android because it did not have the data or analytic platform to back its security claims. But that changed dramatically today when Google's Android Security chief Adrian Ludwig reported data showing that less than an estimated 0.001% of app installations on Android are able to evade the system's multi-layered defenses and cause harm to users. Android, built on an open innovation model, has quietly resisted the locked down, total control model spawned by decades of Windows malware. Ludwig spoke today at the Virus Bulletin conference in Berlin because he has the data to dispute the claims of pervasive Android malware threats.

This is exactly the kind of data we need, and Google has revealed it all. So, less than 0.001% of application installations on Android - and this specifically includes applications outside of Google Play! - are able to get through Android's multiple layers of security. In other words, saying Android is insecure is a lie.

Thanks to OSNews reader tkeith for pointing out this article.

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Windows Sucks
Member since:
2005-11-10

Good job at trying to derail the thread into your own universe, but let's stick to the context you provided yourself.

None of the Nexus devices is made by Google. Not a single one! And most are sold via channels bypassing Google.
Motorola is a minor player, who's numbers would not boost or undermine the "over a billion" statement. The reason why Motorola don't disclose is embarrassment for the low sales.


Are you ok? Saying Google doesn't make the Nexus phones is like saying Apple doesn't make the iPhone cause Foxconn puts it together. Because they commission LG at this time to make them, they know exactly how many they sell, they are Google branded and they are mostly sold from Googles Nexus site! No excuse not to give numbers.

But! You are right the Nexus sales are also an embarrassment which is why they don't give the sales numbers the same as for Moto.

And Samsung is a MAJOR player but they don't give sales numbers ether so that's no excuse.

That link you are providing links back to the post I linked. In all your rage you are not thinking straight.
Let alone, you are proving that an activation is in the absolute majority a sale. Google services are activated when a user logs in into their Google account of the phone.


All I can say is Wow to this. If I GIVE my brother my Android phone and he puts his Google account on it, that's counted as an activation! Where in there is a sale?? Come on use your brain. And this undermines the billion number because a lot of activation's are not sales.

You should ask the media outlets why they pick it up, since the bi-weekly updates of those charts don't pop-up as PR on Google's official PR site.


Huh? How do you think the Media picked up on it?? Google talks about those numbers all the time! Also there are TONS of things people at Google say to the press that are not on the official PR site. How about what Eric Schmidt said the other night about Android security being better then the iPhone is that on the official PR site?? Noooooo.

Here's the link: http://developer.android.com/about/dashboards/index.html
Does the word developer in the URL mean something to you other than a developer?

Do you have anything else you want to vent about and display your astounding lack of knowledge?


Keep up, I said put it IN the developers site, not ON the developers site. I know its tough sometimes to tell the difference between IN and ON but IN as inside where developers log in and not ON where the public and from you the "press" can get to it. LOL!

I think you just want to hop on my post to have something to say but so far you have been loud and wrong.

Edited 2013-10-09 16:17 UTC

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JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

I am looking at my Nexus for and NOWHERE does it say Google. Nexus and LG figure prominently. LG designed the hardware. LG certified it. LG handles warranty. It's made by LG.
http://www.lg.com/uk/mobile-phones/lg-E960-nexus-4-by-lg
https://support.google.com/googleplay/troubleshooter/3070579#ts=3070...

iPhone is in fact made by Apple. Apple designed the device inside-out. Apple certifies it. Apple has it's name and logo on it. Apple handles warranty. There is no indication that Foxconn made it and if it were made by HonHai tomorrow there would be no change to the device.
http://support.apple.com/kb/index?page=servicefaq&geo=United_Kingdo...


Thanks for displaying your astounding lack of knowledge once again.

If I GIVE my brother my Android phone and he puts his Google account on it, that's counted as an activation

Seriously? I thought you lot died out already. This discussion is from 2011!!! Read the sources you are linking to and stop bringing up the things that were put to rest almost 2 years ago.

Thanks for displaying your astounding lack of knowledge once again.

Google talks about those numbers all the time

Not even in those semi-formal statements do they disclose those numbers. The media s***storm is not same as official statements.

Thanks for displaying your astounding lack of knowledge once again.

Keep up, I said put it IN the developers site, not ON the developers site.

There is no login into the developer site. There is no "in developer site".

Thanks for displaying your astounding lack of knowledge once again.

I think you just want to hop on my post to have something to say but so far you have been loud and wrong.

You have not provided any proof for your arguments and tell me that I'm wrong.

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Windows Sucks Member since:
2005-11-10

I am looking at my Nexus for and NOWHERE does it say Google. Nexus and LG figure prominently. LG designed the hardware. LG certified it. LG handles warranty. It's made by LG.
http://www.lg.com/uk/mobile-phones/lg-E960-nexus-4-by-lg
https://support.google.com/googleplay/troubleshooter/3070579#ts=3070...

iPhone is in fact made by Apple. Apple designed the device inside-out. Apple certifies it. Apple has it's name and logo on it. Apple handles warranty. There is no indication that Foxconn made it and if it were made by HonHai tomorrow there would be no change to the device.
http://support.apple.com/kb/index?page=servicefaq&geo=United_Ki...


Good try again. In the end the original fact and statement I made still holds. Google commissions LG to make the current Nexus phones for them and they are sold through Google's site and the inventory is paid for by Google. Google knows every single Nexus phone sold. AND I am not letting you slide on the Motorola point. Google MAKES phones as the owner of Moto.

Seriously? I thought you lot died out already. This discussion is from 2011!!! Read the sources you are linking to and stop bringing up the things that were put to rest almost 2 years ago.


Again I am right and you are wrong on this but if you want to believe Andy missing in action Ruben as a Google fan boy you can. Fact is an activation is any time a new google account is added to an Android phone. Those are not all sales.

Not even in those semi-formal statements do they disclose those numbers. The media s***storm is not same as official statements.


Again Google posts the numbers up there for the world to see, if they didn't want them to be used they would just post them in your developers console. Simple. But they want the numbers to be seen and they tweaked them to look better. Also they used them as talking points at conferences, media events and the like.

There is no login into the developer site. There is no "in developer site".


What do you mean there is no log in? HUH? Are you that dumb. You have to log into your developers account console to publish apps etc. You can't just come to the site and do that without logging in. LOL! Thats worst then the lack of common sense that you used in saying that Google doesn't make phones so it shouldn't have a count when they make phones through Moto and pay LG to make Nexus phones. LOL!

Again you just wanted to jump on my post. And again no logic! You don't log IN to your developers account?? Really. LOL! Got a good laugh out of me on that one.

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